Which graphics software do you use? Which one is the best to use? Which one is the best to learn on?
I need to learn to make my own graphics so I need one that will be easy to use but still make good graphics.
Which would you guys recommend?
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:05 AM
I think it depends on what you want to use these graphics for. If you want to create vectors for logos or banners I'd recommend Adobe Illustrator. Even if there's a simpler software to begin creating vectors on, the industry is using Illustrator and you'll do best for yourself learning on it. There will be thousands of tutorials on Illustrator and everyone requesting vector art will probably want the .AI file to go with it.
I'm not sure what industry professionals are using to draw, but I know you can draw with a stylus in Illustrator. Vector drawing apps on iPad also export to Illustrator format.
I think the greatest share of people are familiar with Photoshop, I would recommend it for all photo manipulations (that's always fun to learn) or art where you need some of the Photoshop filters that won't be found in vector-based software. There are some cool lighting and background filters in Photoshop.
If you want to learn about photo post-processing, you could start with Adobe Lightroom. All of the post-processing software works in a very similar way so when you learn one you have the skills for many of them, the only difference is the shortcut keys. Lightroom is believed to have the best RAW processor when it comes to removing noise, but anyway you should be focusing on learning the skill set of adjusting levels, not the actual software workflow.
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